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Touchless car wash with plow on?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sk187, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Has anyone gone in a touchless carwash with a plow on? The kind you just park in and it sprays off your truck, not the tracked kind.

    I have a f350 with vplow and 2 yard salter and am getting sick of dragging out my power washer all the time in this weather.

  2. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    never tried it. I would think the sensors would to pick up on the plow. JMO
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    I'd go for it as long as Youre not too high
  4. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    No signs posted not to... Do it, i have thought about it as well.. My truck long bed, crew cab... Thinking its to long
  5. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I was more concerned about width with mine, it has the semi style West Coast mirrors that don't fold in... haven't tried yet for that reason.
  6. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 545

    the vision of the brush ripping your mirror off and beating the plow to death with it
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    You need a touch less one lol
  8. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    The ones here at the Mobile gas stations will hit the mirrors on my truck if I don't fold them in. I tried to leave the drivers side out and it touches it. I wanted to see if they could stay in place because when folded in they don't get cleaned. I would suggest you don't do it.
  9. allseasons87

    allseasons87 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    We tried it once. Crew cab, long box, & vbox. The arm hit the back of the vbox motor cover, and re started the machine. No damage but if it's a longer truck ide say no
  10. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    I once took by buddies 1 ton dump through one. The gas station attendant gave me a free pass w/ fill up and insisted that I would fit and it would be fine. Well, it didn't fit and went horribly wrong.
  11. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    OK, I'll bite. What happened? The use of the word "horribly" leads us to believe it was a "catastrophic" event that took place. :eek:
  12. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    We have a station in town that says a plow can go through and V plows must be in scoop.
  13. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    I've always wanted to try this too.
  14. 99f250superduty

    99f250superduty Junior Member
    from boston
    Messages: 17

    I've thought about it after plowing all night but never did it.
  15. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    I've done it, reg cab straight blade, didn't do that well on the plow
  16. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 556

  17. Landgreen

    Landgreen Member
    Messages: 92

    X 2.

    I dont remember the last time we washed our trucks. Always too cold.

    I remember leaving a car wash once with a frozen glaze of soap over the entire truck. Too chilly for a wash.
  18. ironjet

    ironjet Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    i used to go just pull in the manual wash bays( the ones with the scrub brush and water guns hanging on the walls)
    wash with the soap setting -which seemed like it was heated , then rinse with the hot wax.
    if you're quick you can get the whole truck with one cycle
  19. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 537

    Video tape it the next time and post it. I would like to see that.
  20. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Thanks for all the input, I am mainly trying to get under the truck and the plow.
    My power washer is not very easy to get under the truck.

    There is also a touch-less car wash on my way home............

    The truck I want to wash is in my signature picture(and a few more like it not pictured).
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014